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10-Second Bio: George Zamora, UCOP Pride Steering Committee member

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Policy and Program Analyst George Zamora is a member of the UCOP Pride Steering Committee — and he’s been a member of this employee resource group (ERG) for nearly 11 years! Learn what inspires George, at work, at home and within UCOP Pride.

Meet George

UCOP Pride Steering Committee Member George Zamora

UCOP Pride Steering Committee Member George Zamora

Name: George Zamora

Title: Policy and Program Analyst

Department/Unit: Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs – Student Policies and Governance

Location: Oakland

When you started working at UCOP: July 2009

What you do at UCOP in 5 words or less: Address elected student leaders’ needs

The best part about working for OP: Interfacing with students and colleagues from across the University of California system

Something your colleagues don’t know about you: The FBI tried to recruit me when I was in high school.

One weird fact about the town you grew up in: Pico Rivera, California, was founded in 1958 from the merger of the unincorporated communities of Pico (named for Pío Pico, California’s last Mexican governor before the state entered the union in 1850) and Rivera.

If you could have any job in the world (besides the one you have now), it would be: Chef and recipe book writer

Employee resource group you co-lead: UCOP Pride

How long you’ve been a member: ~11 years

Your favorite part about belonging to this ERG: Collaborating with and learning from queer colleagues

Why you hope other colleagues will consider joining your ERG: UCOP Pride is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and justice. It’s a flat organization — Steering Committee members have equal status when it comes to planning and decision-making.

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  1. Alina Tejera August 22, 2023 Reply

    Yay, George! I feel so proud to have you on my team in GUEA. Keep up the great work with Pride and with supporting and empowering UC students.

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